Watch the full show from Friday, March 19. A special edition on Mexico: hundreds of thousands of immigrants risk their lives fleeing into Mexico; how the recession is affecting ordinary Mexicans; Mexico City becomes the first place in Latin America to legalize abortion; and, how the arts are used to preserve Mayan languages.
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Watch the full show from Thursday, March 18. A special edition on women in the Muslim world: more and more Jordanian women are leaving home to work; in Egypt, freedom of choice means embracing tradition and the veil; from Iran, how women are moving forward; and, in Turkey, a soccer league of their own.
India, seizing on Afghanistan’s travails, has pumped in over a billion dollars toward improving Afghanistan’s economic and social infrastructure. On the face of it, this magnanimity should be considered a praiseworthy gesture. But Worldfocus blogger S. Azmat Hassan writes how the U.S. needs to help fix Indo-Pak relations.
Watch the full show from Wednesday, March 17. A special edition on the changing face of the Arab world: In Beirut, gay rights are being defended, and the party scene is hot; West Bank factory owners struggle to compete against Chinese imports; Oprah is on the air in Jordan; and, Turkish soap operas are popular in Ramallah.
While no full-scale agreement was reached in Copenhagen, a non-binding political accord emerged from the conference, which China and India just endorsed last week. We look deeper at the immediate consequences of climate change on small islands. Ronald Jumeau and May Boeve join Martin Savidge to discuss how to stop global warming.
Watch the full show from Tuesday, March 16. A special edition on 21st century Israel: The Jewish state undergoes sweeping changes as immigrants from around the world pour in; investment in high-tech spurs growth; an Israeli company engineers electric car infrastructure; and, a look at Israel's film industry.
Watch the full show from Monday, March 15: China adopts a tough, new attitude on human rights, internet freedom and the economy; after the killing of an American couple in Mexico, U.S. and Mexican officials condemn drug violence; German Catholics address sexual abuse; and, Mongolians struggle with extreme climate changes.
With its growing economic might, China is seen as increasingly turning away from the West and its demands for reform. This shift was reflected in some tough talk this weekend by the Chinese premier, as the annual meeting of China's parliament drew to a close. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Michael Kulma, and Deutsche Welle reports.
In Mexico, an American couple and a third person were killed over the weekend just across the U.S. border in Ciudad Juarez, a city consumed by drug violence. All three of the dead were connected to the U.S. Consulate there, underscoring the risks of living and working in that city. But, as Tom Ackerman of Al Jazeera English reports, the violence is widespread.
In Germany, there are increasing calls by Catholic groups for Pope Benedict to make a statement about a growing scandal involving violence and sexual abuse. The latest chapter involves allegations of such abuse against children in a boys' choir. For more on the sex scandal, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Nikolaus Piper, and Deutsche Welle reports.